Cheek implants give more body and improve the contour of the cheeks poorly defined. People with a weak cheek structure, a narrow face, or have lost the cheek contour because of age, can benefit from cosmetic improvement offered in cheek augmentation surgery. The simplicity of the surgery and the relatively low cost of implants make it a particularly attractive cosmetic solution.
Cheek implants have been used since 1956 and have a proven record of providing effective and safe aesthetic improvement. They are built with various synthetic materials whose stiffness varies from quite rigid to very flexible. Cheek implants come in various shapes and sizes and most can be adapted to a particular facial structure. Some cheek implants, including silicone, do not integrate with the tissue and can be easily removed later. Other cheek implants such as hydroxyapatite, are integrated into the natural bone and become part of the structure of the cheek bone.